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  • Rural and digital: Revolution in agriculture? To reinvent itself, agriculture is slowly adapting to industry 4.0 as a model: drones, autonomous tractors and robots are the first step. But so far, missing platforms and poorly developed infrastructures on the countryside prevent fully networked agricultural machinery. In this article, Martin Schmidt provides an overview of current developments, opportunities and risks. Industrie 4.0, ein ...
  • Scaling research and impacting change How do the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies treat their users’ freedom of expression and privacy? On 2 May 2018, the Ranking Digital Rights 2018 Corporate Accountability Index European launch event was held at Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). Kirsten Gollatz, PhD candidate at University of Zurich and Project Manager ...
  • Scientific study proves innovation potential of the GDPR A legal study on the EU General Data Protection Regulation by a researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) shows that the new regulation is a suitable regulatory instrument for innovation processes and can even create competitive advantages if properly implemented. Berlin, 14 May 2018 – Since the negotiations on ...
  • Harnessing Artificial Intelligence the European Way Will 10 April 2018 be remembered by many as the day of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the US Senate? The hearing was covered by the media in all aspects down to the tie he was wearing. But that was not the only important event taking place on that day, and maybe not even the most ...